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Old 07-26-2005, 06:51 PM
HFW HFW is offline
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Default 99 Dodge Cummins 24V

Has anyone got any insight on the conversion(ability) of this rig? Is the VP44 REALLY a problem? Another question...Right now I am only getting about 16-17mpg, 3/4 hwy-1/4 backroads, driving quite conservatively(the occasional Italian tune-up). Before doing the conversion, should I have the injector pump checked and calibrated and the injectors pop tested, etc? Anything else? I want the engine to perform as it should. For efficiency, economy and environment.
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Old 08-14-2005, 09:24 AM
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RenegadeT RenegadeT is offline
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I'm wondering the same. I'm researching converting my 2001 24V Ram, but having no luck finding any details, or if it can safely be done.
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Old 08-14-2005, 11:15 AM
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It can be done. The main issue is that the VP44 Injection Pump is a known problem while running on diesel and even more suspect with SVO.
Most people stay away from the 24v for that reason.
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Old 09-08-2005, 06:30 PM
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I've had my 99 Dodge 3500 converted for a year and have had no IP problems. YOU MUST be running a fuel pressure gauge right before the IP and YOU MUST shut down if the fuel pressure drops to about 2#. If you maintain good fuel pressure, I maintain 12 - 20# at all times and so far its seems to be working.
2003 Dodge 3500, 6 speed, Industrial Injection CP3, Industrial Injection 90hp injectors.
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Old 09-09-2005, 03:45 AM
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I sent you a private msg... meant to send you an email but later found out can't sent you an email.. please take a look.. thanks...
04.7 Dodge 2500 Cummins (HPCR) 325/600
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Old 09-16-2005, 01:17 PM
JohnKShea JohnKShea is offline
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Default Mee Too

Hi Guys,
I'm brand new here, and have no mechanical inclination, but from a simple $ and cents standpoint, I also want to convert my 2001 Dodge 2500 Cummins. Diesel is up to $3.20 here in San Diego. Mind copying me on that info? Where can I find the info on the FRYBIRD kit? Since I'm way behind the learning curve, I would consider any bombardment of email as a favor.
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